Winds blowing off the Oregon Coast are some of the strongest in the nation, offshore or on land. They hold significant energy potential.
Ocean science is in high demand by scientists studying ocean acidification, wave energy, seabed composition, changing water temperatures, fish populations and dozens of other research projects. The Oregon State University (OSU) has a proud history in the field. The wide variety of research project require a variety of vessels.
The Government of Canada is committed to developing and delivering a real and concrete solution for transitioning open-net pens in coastal British Columbia waters.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has approved a request from the U.S. Navy to continue military exercises in Puget Sound and coastal Washington waters that could potentially harm the endangered Southern Resident orca population.
A group representing environmental lawyers has filed notice of intent to sue the federal government, including the Corps of Engineers, over its decision not to dismantle locks and dams on the Columbia River.
British Columbia’s salmon farming industry has the potential to be a leader in the province’s post-pandemic economic recovery by stimulating $44 billion in new economic output by 2050.
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In September, the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association awarded the Lower Columbia Solutions Group the 2020 Robert L. Wiegel Coastal Project of the Year.
Nov. 12 marks the 50th anniversary of the globally recognized ‘Exploding Whale’
British Columbia's West Coast is a hotbed of activity when it comes to ancient aquaculture.
Newly published research has unveiled remarkable insight into the survival rates of Chinook salmon populations along the North American West Coast, highlighting a dramatic omission in the way such data has been interpreted for over two decades.
The Washington state Department of Fish and Wildlife has argued that a group run by a fishing guide has no legal standing after the group challenged the agency's management of salmon in the region.
Watershed restoration jobs on the Oregon coast got a big boost this summer and fall as the NOAA Restoration Center awarded Wild Salmon Center (WSC) $824,000 to support habitat restoration projects implemented through the Coast Coho Partnership (CCP).
With the tourism industry heading into what is expected to be a very bleak winter, Tourism Vancouver Island has decided to focus its energy on pandemic recovery, meaning it has opted out of its contract with the City of Nanaimo to manage the destination marketing of the city.
The following story is an excerpt from Heart of the Coast: Biodiversity and Resilience on the Pacific Edge by Tyee Bridge — a new, beautifully photographed introduction to B.C.'s coastal ecology, glaciology and archeology done in partnership with the Hakai Institute.
If an Alaskan earthquake triggers a tsunami that could hit Washington, residents would have a few hours to seek higher ground.
A coalition of environmental and fishing groups will ask the courts to intervene for a sixth time after the federal government again decided not to breach the four lower Snake River hydroelectric dams.
Dam safety can be a gloomy business at times. In order to protect a dam, engineers must first brainstorm all the different ways the structure could possibly fail. It’s a strategy of predicting and preparing for the worst.
Critics say a 116-year-old dam on the Puyallup River is a threat to already vulnerable fish populations.
ELWHA RIVER, Olympic Peninsula — They were the king of kings in Puget Sound, the biggest chinook of them all, strong enough to muscle up the falls at the Goblin Gates and power on all the way through nearly 4 miles of chutes and falls in the Grand Canyon of the Elwha.
The award supports salmon habitat restoration projects on the Oregon Coast.
Aquatic invasive species are like the COVID-19 of streams and lakes. It takes only one watercraft to become a super spreader, introducing an invader like Eurasian watermilfoil or zebra mussels to a waterway.
The Department of Ecology announced up to $22 million will be distributed to 21 high priority projects located in 16 watersheds across the state.
Deborah Giles hasn’t been able to let her usual crew onto her small research boat this year. To keep her research on the Northwest’s endangered orcas going despite the coronavirus pandemic, the whale biologist has recruited within her household bubble.
The deep ocean, where changes usually manifest over millennia, is losing oxygen at an unprecedented rate.
‘The ups are getting a little bit higher and the downs aren’t going as low as they usually do’
Service continues to work with partners for marten conservation
VICTORIA—B.C.’s central coast, including the Great Bear Rainforest, are the focus of a partnership aimed at ridding shorelines or marine debris.
People don’t generally think about how important sand and mud are in the context of our coastal communities and recreation areas, but in essence, sediments are what shape our coast.
PENDLETON — A final plan impacting the Columbia River system released earlier this month has some anglers and conservationists still looking for more answers.
Federal agencies required a minimum criteria of 96 percent of spring-migrating and 93 percent of summer-migrating juvenile salmon had to survive passage over Lower Granite Dam, located in southeastern Washington.
Parts of Washington State could be inundated with water if a major earthquake struck offshore and generated a tsunami, according to new simulations by the state Department of Natural Resources.
BREMERTON — Navy and state leaders are at odds over a proposed rule for military testing in Puget Sound and coastal waters of Washington that allows the increased potential to harass and harm marine life, including the endangered and fragile Southern Resident orca population.
The closure of net fisheries would increase the chances of a steelhead population recovery in the Thompson and Chilcotin Rivers, but it’ll take more than that to rebuild a fish population that may soon be extinct, according to a UBC researcher.
Storms have eroded the dike in recent years, and it needs repairs to protect nearby properties.
An embattled liquefied natural gas export project in Oregon is facing yet another pitfall — an economic crisis spurred by a pandemic.
Like superheroes, Oregon coast towns have their origin stories, too. Yet not every one of them includes a much sought-after science mystery of sound.
A recent update to the state’s Columbia River salmon management policy to change harvest allocations and allow commercial gillnetting on the main stem has anglers reeling.
The extreme weather conditions that led into the Labor Day weekend wildfires were unlike anything Oregon’s seen before but could become more frequent.
Martha Creek didn’t really resemble a creek.
In the Pacific north-west, local people work the shoreline, creating conditions for useful species to thrive
Federal agencies recently issued a Final Environmental Impact Statement offering their first comprehensive analysis in 25 years of the effects of operating the Columbia River System’s 14 federal hydropower projects (“CRSO FEIS”) pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”).
Oregon again was recognized as a leader in efforts to stem climate change and ocean acidification and hypoxia (OAH).
New regulations for commercial Dungeness crab fishermen in Oregon aim to get boats on the water earlier in the season and reduce the amount of gear to avoid tangling with endangered whales.